Tuesday 20 March 2018

Prayer of the Day - Saint Robert Bellarmine

Prayer to St. Robert Bellarmine

V. The Lord loved him, and adorned him, alleluia.
R. He clothed him with a robe of glory, alleluia.

O Doctor right excellent, O light of Holy Church, O blessed Robert, lover of the divine law, entreat for us the Son of God. Alleluia.
Let us pray.

O God, who didst adorn blessed Robert, thy Bishop and Doctor, with marvelous learning and virtue to expose the deceptions of error and to defend the rights of the Apostolic See, grant by his merits and intercession, that love for the truth may increase in us, and the souls that do wander may return to the unity of thy Church. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

V. Right dear in the sight of the Lord, alleluia.
R. Is the death of his saints, alleluia.

I first encountered the above prayer in the book St. Robert Bellarmine by Shaun McAfee. It is a marvellous prayer and and I wanted to share it separately from the review. Shout out to Shaun for introducing me to the Saint and the prayer. You should check out the link to the review! Ans below is a second pray I have found to this saint.

Prayer to Saint Robert Bellarmine

God our Father,
you gave Robert Bellarmine
wisdom and goodness
to defend the faith of your 
Church. By his prayers may
we always rejoice in the
profession of our faith.
We ask this through our Lord
Jesus Christ, your Son,
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

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